Tycho is an ambient leaning musical project by a San Francisco based musician named Scott Hansen. In 2014, guys making gently looping bleepy-bloopy music is more common than ever. With tools as rudimentary (and included with your purchase of one macbook) as Garageband, almost anyone can lay claim to the title of electronic musician. How good you’ll be at creating music is another story altogether. Tycho is not one of these people.
Since he started releasing music in 2002, the Tycho’s sounds have undergone a healthily gradual transformation into the kind of nuanced post rock ambiance he is known for today. The musical complexity of Tycho’s latest and most acclaimed release, Awake, has necessitated that the project expand into a proper three-piece band.
In a press release, Hansen had this to say: “This is, in many ways, the first true Tycho record,” according to Hansen. Following 2011’s Dive LP, the San Francisco, California based designer toured extensively, accompanied by a full band on stage, his sound coalesced into a percussive, organic whole.
Zac Brown (guitars, bass) continued to join Scott on the road, but it was the particular addition of Rory O’Connor’s (Com Truise, Nitemoves) live drumming that ultimately sent Hansen back to the studio with a more precise vision for the future Tycho.
“After the tour, I decided that I wanted to capture the more energetic, driven sound of the live show on the next album,” Hansen recalls. Bringing musicians into Tycho’s creative process was a step towards expanding his own songwriting and advancing the project beyond its current incarnation.
With a massive world tour well under way, Tycho will bring its competent brand of post-rock inspired electronica to Emo’s on Saturday, September 20th. For tickets, as well as a chance to win free entry to the show click here.